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Light earthquake, 4.38 mag was detected near Fern Forest in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.340166666667S, -155.11283333333WA light earthquake magnitude 4.38 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Fern Forest in Hawaii. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.62 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: hv72294777. Event ids that are associated: pt20356050, hv72294777. Exact location of earthquake, -155.11283333333° West, 19.340166666667° North, depth 5.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 08:36:27 / December 21, 2020 @ 8:36 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 08:36:27 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hōlualoa, Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park. Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km S of Fern Forest, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.38 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.11283333333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.340166666667° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km S of Fern Forest, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-21 08:36:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-21 08:49:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 116 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.809 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network hv The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,hv, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID hv72294777 Id of event.
Event Code 72294777 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20356050,hv72294777, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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